Saturday, June 25, 2011

Freedom Flotilla: ten boats aagainst the Israeli blockade

A year ago it was a massacre: the Freedom Flotilla to Gaza was attacked at sea by Israeli special forces and 9 people were killed. It was the end of May. This year at least a dozen boats will set sail again to Gaza Strip to bring aid to the Palestinians and overcome the Israeli naval blockade.

"The blockade of Gaza is a crime against civilians"

This blockade is a violation of human dignity, it is a humiliation, it is inhumane and illegal, it is a war crime, collective punishment of the first class. The International Committee of the Red Cross said that the reduction or the partial lifting of the blockade does not mean anything. This blockade must be lifted completely.

There is currently no threat in Gaza of a real famine, but what is in Gaza, the blockade has destroyed the lives, destroyed industry, agriculture, development, education and health. There is a humanitarian disaster. All this is done by the Israeli occupation against Palestinian civilians.

Almost 12 000 Syrians are in Turkish refugee camps

The number of Syrian refugees in five camps mounted welcomed in Turkey amounted to twelve thousand, authorities said. According to Turkish authorities, yesterday entered the country 578 thousand refugees, a record, of which fifty were treated for various reasons in several hospitals in Hatay, and 15 of them suffered injuries due to firearms. On Thursday morning was from the Turkish side of the border as Syrian troops entered a border town.

Libyan Rebels in secret contacts with Gaddafi opponents in Tripoli

The Libyan rebels held secret contacts with opponents of the regime of Colonel Muammar Gadhafi in Tripoli, the BBC revealed today. Several members of the National Transitional Council (CNT) in Benghazi have claimed that hold secret talks to prepare for the fall of the Libyan regime and that these contacts are made through Skype and satellite phones.

€ crisis: new savings program shocked Greece

The Greek public has reacted with horror to the first details of the new austerity program of Prime Minister Georgios Papandreou. "It is the coup de grace for our income," headlined on Friday, the left-liberal newspaper "Eleftherotypia".